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Overview
The story of those born in Cyprus is complex, driven by the conflict there between its Turkish and Greek-speaking areas.

Cypriot-born people are among the few nationalities which recorded a decrease between 1991 and 2001, a fall of 1,000 people.

Generally speaking, clusters of people born in Cyprus mirror the story for Turkish-born people in north London.

But this is not the whole story: some Cyprus-born people may be children of British forces personnel once stationed on the island: 97 residents of Salisbury - an Army area told the Census they were born in Cyprus.

Concentrations of people born in Cyprus
Concentrations of people born in Cyprus
Map on right shows country as if areas with roughly equal populations were the same size. So, densely populated London takes up much more space than sparsely populated Scottish Highlands.

At-a-glance
77,156 people born in Cyprus were living in Britain at the 2001 census.

60% of them are recorded living in London in areas closely associated with Turkish life in the capital.

2 London boroughs Haringey and Enfield - are home to 18,000 Cyprus-born people.

2 areas of Manchester Stretford and Moss Side have the largest Cyprus-born clusters outside London.


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Distribution of people born in Cyprus
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
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1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Whole of Britain 78,191 77,156 -1.32 0.14 0.14 0.00
 
East Midlands 2,696 3,073 13.98 0.07 0.07 0.00
East of England 4,739 5,610 18.38 0.09 0.10 0.01
London 50,667 45,887 -9.43 0.76 0.64 -0.12
North East 746 879 17.83 0.03 0.03 0.00
North West 2,527 2,970 17.53 0.04 0.04 0.00
Scotland 1,333 1,533 15.00 0.03 0.03 0.00
South East 6,045 6,739 11.48 0.08 0.08 0.00
South West 3,373 3,831 13.58 0.07 0.08 0.01
Wales 891 1,001 12.35 0.03 0.03 0.00
West Midlands 2,918 3,201 9.70 0.06 0.06 0.00
Yorks & Humber 2,256 2,432 7.80 0.05 0.05 0.00

Most popular areas
TOTAL NUMBERS AS % OF ALL PEOPLE
Area Regions 1991 2001 +/- % 1991 2001 +/- %
Palmers Green London 3,869 3,778 -2.35 8.29 7.55 -0.74
Upper Edmonton London 2,101 2,077 -1.14 5.59 4.67 -0.92
Cockfosters London 1,618 1,914 18.29 4.34 3.94 -0.40
Lower Edmonton London 2,093 1,873 -10.51 4.42 4.79 0.37
Tottenham S London 2,418 1,798 -25.64 5.57 3.72 -1.85
Tottenham N London 2,193 1,763 -19.61 3.91 2.88 -1.03
Hornsey London 2,154 1,701 -21.03 4.14 3.13 -1.01
Enfield Highway London 1,208 1,609 33.20 2.42 3.06 0.64
Barnet E London 1,359 1,294 -4.78 3.19 2.89 -0.30
Tollington London 1,455 1,134 -22.06 2.79 1.95 -0.84
 
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